Beaurepaire Santenay 1er Cru
Domaine Chapelle et Fils is situated in the heart of Santenay, the southernmost village of the Cote d’Or. The Domaine dates back to 1893, when the Chapelle family first purchased plot of land in both Santenay and Chassagne-Montrachet. Today, Jean-Francois Chapelle and his wife, Yvette, run the estate. Santenay’s terroir is unique: limestone covered by sandy loam. Situated at the south edge of the Cote de Beaune, one would expect it to be white wine country. However, the vignerons of Santenay devote themselves almost exclusively to Pinot Noir. In total, Domaine Chapelle covers 20 hectares, the vast majority of which is planted with Pinot Noir. The domain has a production of 110,000 bottles annually with only 5% of this is exported out of France.
"Beautiful dark dress, a beautiful shine. Fine nose of small red fruits (raspberry, wild strawberry), with a beautiful complexity."
East, South-East exposure on slopes with slope up to 20%. Mechanical soil work, to avoid the use of weed killers, emphasizing the natural balance of the plant within each plot. Biological pest control, controlled by Bureau Véritas .
Sorted grapes, destemmed 100%. Cold maceration for 6 days then vatting for days.
Aged in barrels (new at 20%) for 12 months, put in bottles without gluing or filtration.